St Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Rocheyron, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2015

RRP £82.50

Deep ruby colour and a deep, concentrated nose with violet perfume submerged under velvety briar. Blueberry and spice on the palate, the whole very delicate with great concentration, fine-grained tannins and powerful, racy acidity. Sisseck describes his approach to winemaking as the search for “extreme balance” which conjures the idea of powerful forces pulling against each other in an elegant tension. This is evident above all in the tightly-wound length. Sisseck (with the ultra-critical winemaker’s eye): “We overcropped a little on this – it’s maybe a little bit easy and the finish could be longer.” For the record, cropping was “approaching 40hl/ha. I like to be 32-35hl/ha.”

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2032

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

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